Saturday, February 1, 2020

Engagement of the Duke of Aosta's Granddaughter Vera to Fellow Italian Aristocrat


Yesterday, Vera dei Conti Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga and Nobile Briano Martinoni Caleppio announced their engagement. Vera is a granddaughter of Prince Amedeo, Duke of Savoy, Duke of Aosta, and his first wife, Princess Claude d'OrlĂ©ans. Vera's ancestry includes European royalty, European and Italian nobility, as well as Italian industrial and political figures. Briano's background contains many Italian noble, industrial, and political connections as well.

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Vera dei Conti Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga was born at Samedan, Switzerland, on 18 August 1993. She is the second eldest child of Count Gilberto Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga (b.1961) and Princess Bianca of Savoy-Aosta (b.1966). Vera is the second of five children; she has one older sister, Viola (b.1991), two younger sisters, Mafalda (b.1997) and Maddalena (b.2000), and one younger brother, Count Leonardo (b.2001).

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Nobile Briano Martinoni Caleppio was born at Milan on 30 November 1984. He is the only child of Nobile Paolo Martinoni Caleppio (b.1949) and his first wife Barbara Parodi Delfino (b.1959). Briano has six half-siblings: three from his father Paolo, and three from his mother Barbara.

Count Giberto Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga, Senator of the Italian Kingdom
Second cousins once removed, Vera and Briano are both descendants of Count Giberto Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga (1873-1933) and Nobile Clotilde Vera dei Conti Papadopoli Aldobrandini (1883-1946). Through her father, Vera is a great-granddaughter of Giberto and Vera; through his mother, Briano is a great-great-grandson of the couple. Vera and Briano's common ancestor Giberto (like his father before him) served as a member of the Senate of the Italian Kingdom for many years; when he died in August 1933, Prime Minister Benito Mussolini paid tribute to Giberto's contributions to the Italian nation on the floor of the Senate.

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Ancestry of Vera

1. Vera dei Conti Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga (b.1993)

Parents
2. Conte Gilberto Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga (b.1961)
who married in 1988
3. Princess Bianca of Savoy-Aosta (b.1966)

Grandparents
4. Conte Leonardo Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga (1904-1971)
who married in 1948
5. Nobile Donna Maria Brandolini D'Adda dei Conti di Valmareno (b.1923)
6. Prince Amedeo of Savoy, Duke of Savoy, Duke of Aosta (b.1943)
who 1stly married in 1964 (civilly divorced in 1982; religiously announced in 1987)
7. Princess Claude d'Orléans (b.1943)

Great-Grandparents
8. Conte Giberto Alberto Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga, Senator of the Italian Kingdom (1873-1933)
who married in 1902
9. Nobile Clotilde Vera dei Conti Papadopoli Aldobrandini (1883-1946)
10. Conte Carlo Brandolini D'Adda, Conte di Valmareno (1887-1942)
who married in 1917
11. Dona Maria José Alvares Pereira de Melo (1893-1947)
12. Prince Aimone of Savoy, Duke of Spoleto, Duke of Aosta (1900-1948)
who married in 1939
13. Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark (1904-1974)
14. Prince Henri d'Orléans, Count of Paris (1908-1999)
who married in 1931
15. Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Bragança (1911-2003)

Great-Great-Grandparents
16. Conte Silvio Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga, Senator of the Italian Kingdom (1844-1913)
who married
17. Virginia Forini Lippi
18. Conte Nobile Nicolò Papadopoli Aldobrandini (1841-1922)
who married in 1880
19. Baroness Helene Hellenbach de Pacsolay (1852/1862-1939)
20. Conte Annibale Brandolini d'Adda, Conte di Valmareno (1829-1901)
who married in 1868
21. Donna Leopolda d'Adda del Marchesi di Pandino
22. Jaime Alvares Pereira de Melo, Duque de Cadaval (1844-1913)
who married in 1887
23. Contessa Maria Graziella Zileri dal Verne degli Obbizi (1859-1952)
24. Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, Duke of Aosta (1869-1931)
who married in 1895
25. Princess Hélène d'Orléans (1871-1951)
26. King Constantine I of the Hellenes (1868-1923)
who married in 1889
27. Princess Sophie of Prussia (1870-1932)
28. Prince Jean d'Orléans, Duke of Guise (1872-1940)
who married in 1899
29. Princess Isabelle d'Orléans (1878-1961)
30. Prince Pedro of Orléans-Bragança, Prince of Grão Pará (1875-1940)
who married in 1908
31. Countess Elisabeth Dobrzensky von Dobrzenicz (1875-1951)

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Ancestry of Briano

1. Nobile Briano Martinoni Caleppio (b.1984)

Parents
2. Nobile Paolo Martinoni Caleppio (b.1949)
who married (divorced)
3. Barbara Parodi Delfino (b.1959)

Grandparents
4. Conte Nobile Luigi Martinoni Caleppio (1913-2001)
who married in 1946
5. Donna Vittoria Carrega Bertolini dei Principi di Lucedio (b.1916)
6. Riccardo Parodi Delfino (b.1934)
who married in 1958
7. Donna Vivide Visconti di Modrone (b.1938)

Great-Grandparents
8. Conte Nobile Camillo Martinoni Caleppio (1878-1960)
who married in 1908
9. Erminia Fenderi (1885-1983)
10. Marchese Don Andrea Carrega Bertolini, Principe di Lucedio (1878-1970)
who married in 1907
11. Donna Paola dei Principi Odeschalchi (1884-1962)
12. Paolo Parodi Delfino (1909-died in a plane crash October 1936)
who married
13. Bonaccorsa "Bona" Aliotti (1908-1995)
14. Conte Don Eduardo Visconti di Modrone (1908-1980)
who married in 1931
15. Nicoletta dei Conti Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga (1906-1986)

Great-Great-Grandparents
16. Nobile Luigi Martinoni Caleppio (1837-1890)
who married
17. Nobile Maria dei Conti Caleppio
18. Signore Fenderi
who married
19. ?
20. Marchese Don Francesco "Franco" Carrega Bertolini, Principe di Lucedio (1850-1923)
who married in 1875
21. Emilia Camilla Balbi Senarega dei Marchesi di Piovere (1850-1935)
22. Principe Baldassare Odeschalchi (1844-1909)
who married in 1881
23. Emilia dei Conti Rucellai (1857-1940)
24. Leopoldo Parodi Delfino, Senator of the Italian Kingdom (1875-1945)
who married in 1907
25. Lucie Henny (1887-1977)
26. Signore Allioti
who married
27. ?
28. Conte Don Giuseppe Visconti di Modrone, Conte di Lonate Pozzolo, Duca di Grazzano Visconti (1879-1941)
who married in 1900
29. Carla Erba (d.1939)
30. Conte Giberto Alberto Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga (1873-1933)
who married in 1902
31. Nobile Clotilde Vera dei Conti Papadopoli Aldobrandini (1883-1946)

3 comments:

  1. 26 - Carlo Aliotti 1870-1923
    27 - Ester Fiorenza Vignoles

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  2. Ancestry Vera:
    5) Maria Brandolini d'Adda + 2018
    Ancestry Briano :
    7) Vittoria Carrega Bertolini + 2006
    29)Carla erba 1879-1939

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  3. Ancestry Vera :
    5) Maria Brandolini d'adda + 2018
    Ancestry Briano :
    5) Vittoria Carrega Bertolini + 2006
    29) Carla Erba B.1879

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